Have stayed in this hotel twice in december 2012 and 2013 and shall return without any doubt. Location is excellent, owners very dedicated and helpful and good value for money. The small town of Claviere is characterized by Italian influence and simplicity. Not much for shopaholics but enough for any emergency requirement. Ski shop is 50 mts away from this hotel and ski pass booth is 100 mts away. First ski lift is just 50 mts away on skies from the ski room. The only negative I can think of is that the ski boxes are not heated. Good and well groomed slopes with little queues on the Italian side but very crowded over on the French side. Nearby Briancon is worth a visit and so is Sauze D Oulx and Sestiere. Claviere is just slightly over an hour s drive from Turin which is also worth a visit. Make sure you carry snow chains or order winter types if you are driving as it can become an issue when there is a substantial snowfall.